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mr. obama's second inauguration comes four years after he became the first black president and just over 16 years since he was first sworn into office as an illinois state legislator. inauguration day began with a prayer service at st. john's episcopal church across the street from the white house. later, it was on to the capitol building for the swearing-in. a planning official said the turnout on the mall was more than 800,000 people fewer than the record crowd that watched the first inauguration in 2009. first supreme court justice sonia sotomayor swore in joe biden. then chief justice roberts administered the oath to president obama. >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president obama's left hand was on two bibles, one belonging to abraham lincoln, the other to martin luther king jr. following his inaugural address and a signing ceremo
john robertserts administered the oath to the president. >> i, barack hussein obama, do >> i, solemnly swear... >> pelley: there were no slipups on the oath as there were last time.e read this year the chief justice read the oath off a note card. >> so help me god. >> pelley: in his inaugural address, the president said ad america's possibilities areica's poss limitless. >> my fellow americans, we arehis mo made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize itwe s together. >> pelley: beyonce wowed the crowd with her performance of the national anthem. >> ♪ by the dawn's early light...♪ >> pelley: then as the president then as t left the platform and headedtform and back inside the capital there was a poignant moment. mr. obama turned toward theam crowd on the mall. "i wan "i want to take a look one more time" he said.ga "i'll never see this again." at lunch in statuary hall members of congress and the president exchanged hosts, then the president toasted his wife. >> there is controversy aboutno the quality of the president, not the qu controversy about the
on cbs 5. remember that. >>> meanwhile, big time in washington, d.c. as president barack obama officially begins his second term. and he is going to be sworn in just before 9:00 a.m. pacific time today. the public swearing in is tomorrow. >> according to a new york times poll, he heads into the second term with an approval rating of 51%. 10 months ago, it was 41%, the lowest of his presidency. the highest rating was 68% in april of 2009. and about 90 minute, he will take the oath of office for his second term. it's going to happen in front of a small gathering at the white house blue room. and tomorrow, the swearing in will be reenacted outdoors. we are in washington, d.c. with more on what's ahead. >> reporter: with the national day of service behind us, preparations are underway for here in washington, d.c. for the official swearing in. president barack obama's official swearing in will happen today as wills have biden's. both ceremonies will be small and private. by law, they have to happen on january 20th. and that means that the inau
y of pomp and circumstance, what president obama said in his speech that no other president has dared to mention. in ayers to d-c, where she met up with many people from the who wanted to be good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook. we sent cbs5 reporter kristin ayers to d.c. where she met up with many people from the bay area who wanted to be part of it all. >> reporter: it was really a pleasure meeting people from all over the bay area out today on the national mall. they told me they felt inspired by president obama, by his speech in particular. president obama made history today speaking a three letter word that no other president has ever spoken in an inauguration address, gay. so he made history with that today and after the politics followed the parties. ♪ i'm so in love with you ♪ ♪ >> reporter: jennifer hudson sang let's stay together as the president and first lady shared the first dance at one of two inaugural balls. the events capped off an historic day in the nation's capital. >> today we experienced the majesty
, and they feel barack obama doesn't like them or is at least indifferent to them. and so you have all of these conflicts in negotiations, and they end-- look, the president has the upper hand now and will for some time, but you know-- condi rice knows so well-- any negotiation you need to leave the opponent with their dignity. and their-- and the president's going out aed sticking his finger in their eye. >> well, you know, dee dee it even goes beyond that, what bob says that republicans feel like the president doesn't like them. you hear some people say he-- he really doesn't like the whole process. he didn't like kind of getting his hands dirty with negotiations and stuff. he likes to look at it in a more abstract way. is that true? >> well, it certainly-- you know he's a politician who doesn't love politics. it's not sure he likes the art of politics and that's a problem >> how you can be a good politician if you don't like politics? >> i think it's created challenges for him. he hasn't built relationships. and i think bob made a great and essential point in any negotiation you hav
of this president. president obama will take the oath of office today on the steps of the u.s. capitol. as many as 700,000 people are expected to fill the nationallal to watch. >> if anybody has tickets give me shout out. >> reporter: darrell came here in jackson mississippi and camped o out overnight hoping to get a good spot. thousands of law enforcement officers and federal troops from around the country will be on hand to make sure everyone is safe. >> today's swearing in on the steps of the u.s. capitol is ceremonial, held for the public. the constitution requires that the official swearing in take place on january 20th. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: the president was officially sworn into office yesterday in a small ceremony at the white house. he followed that up with a candlelight ceremony sunday night where he said today's parties are not about him. >> what we're celebrating is not the election or swearing in of a president. what we're doing is celebrating each other. >> reporter: and he talked about what he called the most sign
unfolding this weekend? the second inauguration of barack obama. bleachers are being set up along the parade route and security preparations are underway for the big event. and inauguration day is usually january 20th but since it's a sunday this year the official swearing in will be held in private tomorrow and the public festivities will take place on monday. and kristin aers is in washington, d.c. to cover the event for us. they began today with a national day of service. >> reporter: that's right ann. it's become a tradition with the obama administration. a day of giving back and for one san francisco woman, we spoke to who came all the way out here, this wasn't just a day for giving back. it was also one for giving thanks for an obama policy that she says saved her life. president obama rolled up his sleeves to help spruce up a washington, d.c. elementary school today. the president and first lady stained a bookshelf as part of the national day of service project. >> the very young people did some really good work and some of the older folk
ds of thousands of people coming here to witness president obama take the oath of office for a second time. >> reporter: president obama made the short trip across lafayette park to attend a service at st. john's church. >> if anybody has tickets give me a shout out. >> reporter: as many as 700,000 people are expected to fill the national mall to watch the inauguration. darrell came here from jackson mississippi. he camped out overnight hoping to get a good spot. >> i'm going to be sitting right there waiting for when they open up. >> reporter: thousands of law enforcement officers and federal troops from around country will be on hand to make sure everyone is safe. today's swearing in on the steps of the u.s. capitol is ceremonial, held for the public. the constitution requires that the official swearing in take place on january 20th. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: he followed that up with a candlelight ceremony sunday night where he said today's parties are not about him. >> what we're celebrating is not t
elected by the people is being sworn in to office. just before noon at the capitol, barack obama will take the oath for his second term as president. this is a ceremonial swearing-in because the constitution requires the president to be sworn in on january 20th, and this year the 20th fell on sunday. so the president took the official oath in private yesterday in the blue room at the white house. the oath administered by the chief justice john roberts, jr. the public swearing-in and all the pomp and circumstance that go with it were put off until today and what a day it is. the temperature right now is in the high 30s. the sky is clear, a brilliant winter's day in the nation's capital. people are pouring into the national mall to witness a day of history. the first family began the day by attending services at st. john's church. that's right across the street from the white house. that's a long-standing tradition for presidents on inauguration day. joining me now in our cbs coverage is bob schieffer, our chief washington correspondent and anchor of ""face the nation."" bob, what
with a national day of service. >> reporter: president obama is continuing a tradition he started four years ago, a national day of service, a day of giving back on the national mall, and we track down a san francisco resident who came all the way out here to take part in it. president obama rolled up his sleeves to help spruce up a washington, d.c. elementary school today. the president and first lady stained a bookshelf as part of their national day of service project. >> the very young people did some really good work. and some of the older folks, like me, who it hurt getting our knees -- kind of bending down a little bit, we were able to manage also. >> reporter: one of those young people, san francisco resident erika chain. she also pitched in today, painting a washington, d.c. elementary school a day after meeting mr. obama face to face. >> it's unreal. i walked out of the oval office and i had to have someone pinch me. i said, i felt it. it's real. it did happen. it's really just an honor. >> reporter: it was chain's way of saying thank you to the
's a check of traffic. back to you. >>> 4:37, barack obama is now in the first full day of his second term as president of our united states, but according to tradition, if the 20th falls on a sunday, the public swearing in and most of the festivities take place on the 21st. >> susan mcginnis is in washington with a preare view on today's events of the -- preof today's events. >> reporter: president obama will take the oath of office on the steps of the u.s. capitol as people are expected to fill the national mall to watch. darrell r o oby came here and camped out overnight hoping to get a good spot. thousands of law enforcement officers and federal troops from around the country will be on hand to make sure everyone is safe. >> today's swearing in on the steps of the u.s. capitol is ceremony corral, held for the -- ceremonial held for the public and they require the official swearing in take place on january 20th. the president was officially sworn into office yesterday in a small ceremony at the white house. he followed that up with a candlelight c
. the public swearing in of president barack obama. the oath of office was administered today privately but the public event will draw hundreds of thousands to the national mall. we go to washington, d.c. tonight with events that attracted people from here in the bay area, christen? >> reporter: that is right. we already know this inauguration will be nowhere on the scale of the 1 in 2009. we are hearing that the crowd will be estimated at about 700,000. smaller than it was. the mall crowded with gates and security checkpoints as they prepare to make history again. >> reporter: president barack obama wrapped up the first day of his second term at a candlelight sell is pwraeugz in washington. >> after we celebrate let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an america that is worthy not only of our past but of our future. >> reporter: just before noon president barack obama took the oath of office at the white house. >> reporter: the chief justice led the official swearing in. >> the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: it was
the inaugural ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m. eastern time on the steps of the capitol. mr. obama will take the oath of office at 11:55. at noon he'll deliver his inaugural address, and the inaugural parade begins at 2:30. randall pinkston is in washington this morning. good morning, randall. >> he begins his day with church services before heading to capitol hill for a historic celebration. the 57th presidential inauguration. president obama will take the oath of office today on the steps of the u.s. capitol. as many as 70,000 are expected to fill the malls and watch. daryl robey came here from jackson, mississippi. he camped out overnight hoping to get a good spot. >> i'm going to be sitting right there waiting for when they open up. >> thousands of law enforcement and federal troops will be on hand to make sure everyone's safe. today's swearing-in is ceremony real for the public. the constitution requires the official ontario of office to take place january 20th. the president was officially sworn into office yesterday at a small ceremony at the white house.
to him about newtown mr. obama signed 23 executive actions strengthening background checks, providing more officers to schools and telling mental health professionals how to report potentially violent patients. then, he called on congress to pass new laws to ban new military-style assault rifles, expand background checks to cover every gun purchase, limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of ten rounds, and impose stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. we have three reports tonight, and we will start with major garrett at the white house. major? >> reporter: scott, vice president's gun violence task force held 22 meetings and met with more than 220 different groups. it submitted its proposals to the president two weeks ahead of schedule. president obama accepted them with no changes. >> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there's even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obliga
barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: or talk about martin luther king. mr.bam made history uttering a three letter word never spoken in an inaugural address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated fairly under the law. >> reporter: he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics. >> reporter: people who waited for hours embraced the harsher tone, the smaller crowd of 700, 000. anita jackson told me crunching numbers is missing the point of the inauguration rich with history and four years later, hope. >> i'm so proud and honored to be a part of this environment today. >> reporter: before leaving the capitol steps today, mr. obama took one last look over the gigantic spectacle and said, i will never see this again. >>> a group of east bay students made it to washington, d.c. for the inauguration but getting there was not easy. for half of the 46 students from claremont middle school, it was their first trip out of lake
in earlier this morning in his residence at the naval observatory. president obama begins this day at arlington national cemetery. he'll be joined by the vice president for a replaying ceremony honoring the nation's war dead. later chief justice john roberts will arrive at the white house. and at five minutes before noon here in the east, he will administer the oath of office to president obama. the president and vice president end their day at a candle light reception in the national building museum where both they and their spouses will speak. for sunday morning, this is bill plant at the white house. >> osgood: the four-day hostage stand off at an energy complex in the sahara has come to a bloody end. algerian forces stormed the as if yesterday killing all 32 of the militants but at least 23 of the hostages also died. and two dozen bodies discovered this morning have yet to be identified. gun advocates turned out in the state capitals across the country yesterday. thousands of them took part in the "guns across america" rallies aimed at blocking president obama's package of gun
died in exchange for the freedom of two prominent terror suspects behind bars in the u.s. the obama administration rejected that offer. >>> at least one person is dead from an earthquake that hit western indonesia this morning, it was a magnitude 6 on the northern tip of the island of sumatra. a 9-year-old girl was found dead in the ruins of her home. several other people are hurt and power was knocked out. there was no tsunami from that quake. >>> bay area headlines now, piedmont police are searching for suspects in two violent home invasion robberies less than an hour apart. the two robberies were on opposite sides of piedmont but the same group of armed men may have been responsible. no one was seriously injured. >>> a community meeting is planned this evening to discuss the closure of a fire station in walnut creek. the contra costa county fire protection district is scrambling to cut costs and the shutdown of station 4 is part of the plan. meeting begins at 7:00 at walnut heights elementary school in walnut creek. >>> 6:11. a surfer in a tou
are in high gear for monday's inauguration of president obama for his second term. at the same time people are marking dr. martin luther king's birthday with a day of service. cbs reporter randall pinkston is live in washington now with more on everything going on, a busy day there, randall. >> reporter: quite a bit going on here today, indeed. there are preparations we can see, of course, all the rises that have been set up on the grounds of the capitol and along the parade route. the fences that have been put in place to make sure that everything could be secure. and of course the preparations, we can't see. all the law enforcement officers are making sure that everyone will be safe. but today the focus, it is on a day of service as a part of the inaugural weekend. >>> construction crews are working around the clock to prepare their capital for the second inauguration of president barack obama. it is a once in every four years job boom for the d.c. area contractors. >> yes, we have almost every skill under this roof. carpenters, the cabinetmakers,
excited. i can't wait for him to get home. >> the obama administration says it is in contact with algerian authorities but admits it has been difficult getting accurate information. the terrorist group called the masked brigade stormed the compound on wednesday in retaliation for french air strikes on al qaeda fighters in neighboring mali. the u.s. government says it will continue to support the french offensive. >> there is a continuing effort by the terrorists to try to destroy the stability, the peace and security of the people of this region. >> the u.s. sent a surveillance drone over the gas compound and offered to assist the algerian military, but officials say they refused. now the u.s. is reportedly becoming more involved in the conflict in mali working with the french to deploy u.s. c-5 cargo planes. >> susan mcginnis, thank you so much. >>> meanwhile two military jets intercepted an alaskan airline jet after an unidentified caller told the fbi that a possible hijacker was on board. alaska flight 819 was inflight. two national guard f-15s es
to the national mall to see president obama's swearing in. thousands of them stayed around to join the president for the inaugural parties last night, bill plante is at the white house. bill good morning. >> reporter: good morning, and good morning out west. the first event on this morning after happens in this hour the president and vice president and their wives attend the national prayer service. last night, the east room of the white house was the place for the hottest afterparty in town. entertainers like kelly clarkson and john legend, lots of politicians, friends of the president, all after the two official inaugural balls. >> my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: in a dress designed by jason wu the first lady dazzled at the commander in chief's ball. ♪ i'm so in love with you ♪ >> reporter: where she took the first dance with her husband as jennifer hudson sang. early president obama told the ball goers why the day was remark remarkable. >> today we experience the majesty of our democracy, a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of and by
to speechless. >> president obama took the oath for his second term standing in front of the capital. >> i sol recommendly swear. >> he placed his hand on two bible. one belonging to abraham lincoln and the other to dr. king. >> it is our generation's task to carry on what those pioneers began? in his inaugural address the president gave vision. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into poverty knows she has the same chance to succeed as might be else. >> he touched on taxes, gun control and immigration. he urged cooperation in washington. >> congress requires us to act in our time. >> after the ceremony the president turned to take one last look at the view. later he signed documents nominating his cabinet members. senator majority leader harry reid toasted the president. the president thanked all in attendance. >> i recognize that democracy is not always easy. i recamiers there are profound differences in this room. but i just want to saw thank you for your service. >> the day concluded with a one and a half mile parade to the white
, no delays all the way out towards sunnyvale. back to you. ♪ let's stay together♪ >> president obama and the first lady, michelle, dancing last night at one of the inaugural balls. jennifer hudson doing her version of the al green classic, "let's stay together." of course the president did a little crooning. >> the first lady was beautiful. >> beautiful red gown. >>> but the party is over, back to business today for the president after a full day of inauguration festivities. >> cbs 5 reporter kristin ayers has highlights of the president's address and reaction from some bay area people who were in washington to witness it. >> reporter: they started gathering at dawn, streets outside washington's national mall filled with people huddled in the cold, the crowds growing as the morning wore on. >> i just keep looking back, and seeing people as far as i can see. it's kind of unbelievable. >> reporter: they came wanting to witness history. >> i love my president! i love barack obama. >> it's an opportunity to see history, to be part of it. to feel it,
thanks very much. three dayses after president obama unveiled his gun control proposals, opponents staged rallies in buffalo, new york, and other cities around the country today. organizers of the so-called "guns across america" event hoip to block any new federal gun laws through local legislation. since 1998, the f.b.i. has maintained a database of people legally prohibited from buying guns from felons to the menltally ill. but many states have been slow to report the names of their mentally ill residents. since the newtown shootings however, there is signs that is changing. here's john bentley. >> reporter: despite four years in a pennsylvania mental hospital, emmanuel nzambi was able to buy a gun in that state. he used it to kill mary moola. brian perry was nzambi's attorney. >> any person who has been involuntarily committed to an in-patient mental health facility should not have the tiebility purchase a handed gun period. >> reporter: perry believes the shooting could have been prevented if pennsylvania had reported nzambi's name to the federal database established by law in 1998. >
. anger at president obama's sweeping package of federal gun- control proposals. cbs 5 patrick was there. >> reporter: in pacifica today, more than 200 people rallied in support of the second amendment. >> we need weapons. >> what for? >> to protect ours. if -- ourselves. >> the president's plan is a balanced plan to bring about safety or our children. >> reporter: but steve says the law is strict enough as it is, and if pressed, would he use his gun? >> if i was a victim of a violent crime, if somebody broke into my house and they were in there, sure, i would. what am i supposed to do, let them kill me? >> reporter: but in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, this woman just wants to keep her kids safe. >> i don't want to have to hire armed guards around the school to protect them from the possibility of someone bringing in an assault weapon and shooting 30, 40, kindergartens. how many times does it have to happen before we say let's address one of the key points of the issue, which is to get weapons away from people who are mental
in the country. now mr. obama is expected to announce his plan tomorrow. he will need congressional support for some things but as danielle nottingham reports he may not for others. >> reporter: air force veteran mike emerson uses his trip to this northern virginia gun range to unwild. >> all i do is [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: besides a handgun, he also fires a semi-automatic assault weapon at the range. he says reinstating the assault weapons ban won't stop criminals from getting the gun. it will only keep it from people who obey the law. >> people who are responsible like me will not be able to do with we like to do safely. >> reporter: president obama is going over recommendations to curb gun violence with the vice president today. as early as wednesday, he could announce his proposals but some are already meeting resistance here on capitol hill. republicans led a reading of the constitution on the house floor today. >> the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. >> reporter: pro gun lawmakers say an assault weapons ban wil
area 8th graders. how students in a rough neighborhood got to witness history, president obama's inauguration. that at 6:00. >>> thank you for watching. the cbs evening news with scott pelly is next. >> in 30 minutes. term begins for the 44th president. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear.... >> pelley: the inaugural ceremonies and celebrations from bob schieffer and nancy cordes major garrett on the inaugural address and the challenges ahead. >> for now decisions are upon us and we cannot afford delay. >> pelley: mark phillips on the terror attack in algeria. three americans are among the dead. and byron pitts with an historic first the inaugural parade. >> we're like heartbeat of america, we're native americans. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news"ng new with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. president obama sought to turn the page today from the issues of economic crisis and war that dominated his first inaugural address to a new agenda for arst inaugu second term. addres he took his theme from
of the morning. just a heads up. more of a visual distraction. back to you guys. >>> president obama is losing yet another member of his cabinet. the interior secretary ken salazar is ste down. according to the the "denver post" he is leaving the administration to spend more time with his family in colorado. secretary of state hillary clinton, defense secretary leon panetta, the treasury secretary geithner and the labor secretary hilda soliz are also leaving. >>> president obama will unveil his plan to reduce gun violence. cbs news says the plan calls for bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. it's also said to include criminal and mental health background checks for customers in all gun sales. the proposals would have to be approved by the house and senate something the president admits is not a sure thing. >> i want to be sure that i'm honest about americans about what will work. >> the president is looking into what actions he can take on his own by exec it order. the president is scheduled to speak at 8:55 this morning our time.
, thank you very much. now have a look at this pictureresi of president obama. this was one month ago today andpain you can see the pain on his face as he was told in that moment in the oval office of the newtown tragedy. t he's described it as the worst day of his presidency. well, today the president was given a list of recommendations on how to make mass shootingsas less likely. the list was developed by vice president biden. one idea is banning assaultwe weapons of the kind used in newtown and in the colorado movie theater massacre. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, the president said he doesn't knowdoes if congress will reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 after ten years on the books. and it's not clear how that hard president will fight for that ban. politics may argue against it. at a news conference today, the president said lawmakers will have to examine their conscience after the newtown massacre. >> the issue here is not whetherhe or not we believe in the second amendment. the issue is are there some sensible s
to have ties to al qaeda. the obama administration says it is not releasing the names of the american hostages for their own security. >> i'm not going to get into any further details as we continue to work on this issue with the algerian authorities. >> the militants say they took over the gas plant in retaliation for the air strikes in mali. with u.s. support the french started bombing last week to keep islamist group from taking over the country. the terrorists say they will not release any hostages until france calls off the militant operations. the workers from the complex are from several countries. leaders of those nations are working with the algerian military which says they have the militants surrounded with no way to escape. now, u.s. officials say this could be the beginning of a wave of attacks against foreigners in the region. terrell? >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. susan, thank you so much. >>> in east africa this morning a somali militant group says it executed a french hostage that france tried to rescue last week. denny alex was t
will formally hand over recommendations from his gun control task force to president obama. the president will likely unveil his plan to reduce gun violence as early as tomorrow. meanwhile, new york state is expected to pass the most restrictive gun law in the nation later today. it includes tighter restrictions on assault weapons and ammunition. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning with more. good to see you. good morning. >> reporter: terrell, good morning. the president facing a lot of opposition here on capitol hill is now looking at 19 steps he can take to curb gun violence with no congressional approval. the white house believes that acting fast gives it the best chance of success with the wounds from the connecticut school shooting still so wide open. meanwhile, parents of the children killed there are coming together. president obama says he's putting together his plan to reduce gun violence. >> members of congress i think are going to have to have a debate and examine their own conscience. >> reporter: the president's plan will be based on recommen
: nancy, thanks. president obama is about to begin his second term and security for the inaugural ceremonies on monday will, of course, be extremely tight. uniform police will be everywhere, but we asked john miller to tell us about the security operations that you won't see. >> i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: during president obama's first inauguration there was a threat taken so seriously that counterterrorism agents seemed to be everywhere in the crowd of two million. in east africa, people were taken into custody and given lie detector tests by the f.b.i. in tend, the tip turned out to be wrong but it gave a young administration on its very first day a picture of what can go on behind the scenes of a major event. for this inauguration, some of the security is meant to be obvious: the coast guard will shut down the potomac river, but some of the security is meant to be nearly invisible. at union station who two men who could have been waiting for a train were actually d.h.s. behavioral detection officers who blend in with the crowd. trained to look for
will formally hand over his recommendation to president obama. >> i'm confident there are steps we can take that don't require legislation and are within my realm of authority as president. >>> coca-cola kicking off a new ad campaign surrounding soda and obesity. >> if you take in more calories than you burn off you will gain weight, duh. >> yeah, that's how it works. >>> former president george h.w. bush is at home this morning after spending two months in a hospital. >>> feeling very patriotic at walmart reportedly announcing a plan today to hire every single veteran who wants a job. >> in florida a fearless fisherman wanted to catch that tarpin by hand. >> all that -- >> did you ever talk to your family, father? >> yeah we were in touch during the time. >> they said "keep up the good work"? what did they say? >> and all that matter. >> this new desire on your part not to negotiate, no one is talking to each other how to resolve this. >> a company developed a vending machine that sells marijuana. [ cheers and applause ] in a related story the recession is over! we did i
that offer. >>> president obama is back at work today. he laid out some ambitious goals in the inaugural speech yesterday but as cbs reporter randall pinkston reports the republicans are back to work today resisting the president's agenda. >> reporter: president obama started the day at church. he attended the inaugural national prayer service a tradition that dates back to the days of george washington. after the event, he dives into the work of his second term. the president outlined an ambitious agenda during his inaugural address. >> now, more than ever, we must do these things together. as one nation and one people. >> reporter: he plans to tackle some of the most contentious issues of the day. including gun control, climate change, and immigration. >> comprehensive immigration reform like so many of issues that he talked about yesterday is something that we can unite behind, that we can come together to act on. >> reporter: republicans on capitol hill are planning to challenge much of the president's second term agenda. they are agreeing with one
of unemployment was unchanged at 9.8%, that is the third highest right now in the nation. >>> president obama's second inauguration is just a couple of days away. >> we know about the ceremony and the parade. the big question for fashion fans, what will the first lady wear to the inaugural ball? >> of course. >> the big question, michelle obama's gown will likely be a mystery up to the last minute. the white house has asked 20 designers to send in their ideas. her first gown if you remember is on display now in the national museum of american history. >> i think they say something about america's expectations of a first lady or maybe even the mood of a country at a given time. >> fashion experts predict the first lady will choose and american designer, likely a younger talent for the designer it is the opportunity of a lifetime. instant famous a place in fashion history. why are you rolling your eyes. >> well, no, because i have been concerned about this since the election what is she going to wear. >> we were talking about the fact she just got a new ha
. >>> on the national level now, president obama is expected to introduce new gun control proposals in the coming days. and those proposals will likely include bans on some weapons, as well. susan mcginnis reports, gun owner advocates are geared up to block such efforts. >> reporter: president obama says he is putting together his plan to reduce gun violence. >> members of congress are going to have to have a debate and examine their own conscience. >> reporter: the president's plan will be based on recommendations from vice president joe biden's task force. likely proposals include mental health background checks, longer prison sentences for gun traffickers, and more information on violent videogames. he also wants a ban on assault rifles but many gun rights advocates including mike emerson are opposed. >> the people who want them to get them to do evil things won't be deterred by a ban. >> reporter: the president faces opposition from the nra and lawmakers on capitol hill. even top democrats do not believe an assault weapons ban can pass through congress. t
to have ties to al qaeda. the obama administration says it is not releasing the names of the americans being held hostage for their own security. >> i'm not going to get into any further details as we continue to work on this issue with the algerian authorities. >> reporter: the militants say they took over the plant in retaliation for french air strikes against nearby mali. with u.s. support the french started bombing last week to keep islamic groups from taking over the country. the terrorists say they won't release any hostages until france calls off the military operations. workers at the complex are from several countries. leaders from all the nations are working with the algerian military which says it has the militants surrounded with no way to escape. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the natural gas field is a joint venture involving algeria, norway and bp. we are still awaiting more details about as many as 20 hostages to reportedly escaped today. >>> since hurricane katrina seven years ago inspectors have found hundreds of levees i
president obama's cabinet in march to spend more time with his family in colorado. salazar was chosen to serve as the interior secretary in 2008. his departure marks the latest in a series of high-profile resignations from the president's cabinet including secretary of state hillary clinton. >>> meanwhile president obama is set to outline his plan to curb gun violence this morning. cbs reporter susan mcginnis is likely to propose more than just gun control measures. >>> reporter: gun dealers nationwide are trying to keep up with demand. clive says sales have doubled at his quincy, illinois, shop since the president started pushing for gun control. >> any semi-automatic with a large capacity magazine in it, that seems to be popular. >> reporter: the president wants to ban military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines like those used in the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the package he presents today is also expected to call for criminal and mental health background checks for all gun buyers including those buying at gun shows. the na
officials say president obama will launch a >>> presiden sweeping effort this morning to launch target gun violence in america, un he's expected to present a ent a three-part plan focusing on gun sales, education, and mental health. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, charlie and norah, cbs news has learned new details including the renewed effort to stop re law to bullying in schools and the president's health care law to increase access to mental health gun control services. gun control will dominant the cal headlines. the president will call for a assault tougher assault weapons ban after the one that expired in ten years in 2004. he'll also ask congress to ban fire all firearm ammunition magazines containing more than ten bullets, he'll also seek universal criminal and mental health background checks for all gun sales including private transactions. the assault weapons ban is already an uphill fight. >> we'll not prejudge -- s that befor >> before it started or -- -- >> i don't believe that.ve and i think that
into the various issues and allegations against it. tomorrow, president obama will unveil his plan for curbing gun violence in the wake of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight, and he has learned some of what's in that plan. major? >> reporter: scott, the president's wide-ranging proposals will deal with access to firearms and ammunition school safety, mental health awareness and treatment, and will also look at how the federal government and states conduct background checks, and the types of firearms sales subject to those checks. at the top of the president's list, all buyers, even those who purchase weapons at gun shows or from private dealers, must undergo criminal and mental health background checks. mr. obama will also endorse a ban on ammunition magazine clips which carry more than ten bullets. he will also seek a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. but the ban won't drive the agenda. press secretary jay carney. >> the president will put forward a series of proposals that is not limited to one legislative action.
. back to you guys. >>> new this morning president obama is losing yet another member of his cabinet. the tier yor secretary ken salivar is stepping down. the interior secretary is stepping down. he is leaving to spend more time with his family. secretary of state hillary clinton, defense secretary leon panetta and several others are leaving the team in a couple of weeks. >>> in just a few hours from now, president obama plans to unveil his plan to reduce gun violence. cbs news says the plan calls for bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines as well as including criminal and mental health background checks for customers in all sales. the proposals would have to be approved by the house and senate something the president admits is not a sure thing. >>> nearly 6 out of 10 americans favor stricter gun laws according to a new "associated press" poll. 35% say gun laws should remain unchanged and 5% wanting looser gun laws. >>> the new report that highlights the dangers of energy drinks. >> plus, crossing the line. the florida teen arrested
. >> i'm thinking also they failed in a hostage that was killed. >>> president obama presented his plan for new gun regulations. the president is asking for several new laws including background checks for all gun sales, and in a cbs news/"new york times" poll 92% of americans say they want gun buyers to be checked out. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, what's been the reaction from members of congress? >> reporter: well, norah, democrats think they have an opening right now because public opinion has shifted in the wake of the newtown tragedy and there are some areas where the two sides say they agree but restricting guns is not one of them. within hours of the president's announcement -- >> i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. >> reporter: republican senators were releasing statement after statement expressing their opposition florida's marco rubio told fox news restricting assault weapons would not prevent mass murder. >> i think the president doesn't have the guts to admit it, is not a believer in the second amendmen
. >>> as president obama gets ready to start his second term this weekend, a "new york times" poll shows 51% of americans approve of the job he's doing. 41% disapprove. his approval rating is higher than a year ago, but lower than last month, right after superstorm sandy. >>> and just in time for his second term, the president has a new official portrait. the white house released it this morning. the photo was taken in the oval office in early december. >>> we will be in washington on monday for the inauguration. this is a view from our cbs news location on the national mall. and live coverage of the inauguration begins at 7:00 a.m. pacific time and continues throughout the day. president obama's swearing in followed by his inaugural speech at 9:00 a.m. pacific. >> it's time to show this morning's headlines. "usa today" reports boeing 787 dreamliner will remain grounded until problems with its batteries can be resolved. the new airliner relies on batteries more than other planes. its lithium batteries pack more power and recharge faster but they are known to overheat. >>
they are being watched. >>> president obama will unveil his details to lower gun violence. >> he discussed it yesterday in his last scheduled nice conference of his first term. >> i'm confident there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president and where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence. i want to go ahead and take it. >> the president's plan is expected to include a ban on high capacity magazines and stricter background checks for gun buyers. the president is still reviewing recommendations from the gun task force led by vice president joe biden. >>> meanwhile state lawmakers in new york are expected to pass the nation's most restricted gun laws to date. the measure has already passed the state senate and is now before the new york assembly increasing sentences for gun christ, ban internet sales of assault weapons and make it a misdemeanor for failing to safely store a weapon. governor andrew cuomo supports it. >>> marin county is having a gu
the american economy. >> from the debt ceiling debate to gun control, president obama lays out what he expects from lawmakers. >> and speaking of gun control, how bay area police are working with schools to keep students safe in case of a shooting on campus. by the cold snap. by the cold snap. >>> the longer the temperature stays below freezing the more damage the artichokes succumb to. >> now at 6:30 crops damaged by the cold snap. the beg chill that has most of the state in its grip is starting to have an effect on our pocketbooks. len ramirez in monterey counted where farmers are seeing some damage to their crops already. len. >> reporter: that's right, there is some damage but not catastrophic yet. it's likely to be another sleepless night for california farmers. they will be up worrying about the damage the frost may be doing or they are going to be working around the clock to try and lessen the damage. >>> reporter: salinas valley farm crews spent the day working to protect crops from another night of frost in a strawberry field that seem to
for the nfl draft in florida this week. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> president obama has unveiled his plan to curb gun violence but now comes the tricky part the hard part getting congress to go along with that program. the sweeping half billion- dollar plan calls for a ban on military-style assault rifles and expanded background checks on customers for every gun purchased. it would also limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of 10 rounds and impose stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. if there's even one life that can be saved, then we have an obligation to try. >> the president signed 23 executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence but his key proposals need congressional approval. >>> time now 6:11, all they could think of was the movie jaws. two fishermen encounter a great white. >> the place you live in you got to know what to do, where you are. >> you sure do. from state capitals to small countries you will meet a bay area geography whiz. how a sch
at sandy hook elementary, tomorrow president obama will unveil his plan to fight gun violence. the president will push a ban on both assault weapons and high capacity ammo magazines and also propose expanded background checks for gun purchases. and he will address mental healthcare, school safety and violent videogames. >>> new york lawmakers have just passed the toughest gun restrictions in the country. the law includes an immediate ban on semi-automatic rifles and pistols with a military- style feature. it also seeks to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. the assault weapons and magazine bans would take effect as soon as the billion is passed and signed by governor cuomo. >>> meantime the national rifle association is releasing an app that puts a virtual gun in the hands of the user. in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, the n ra has criticized violent videogames but the app creator says it's a tool to teach gun safety. a former nra firearms instructor agrees. >> seems to be more of a learning tool than a videogame.
will start work in oakland february 10. >>> president obama will unveil details of his plan to reduce gun violence as soon as this week. >> he briefly discussed it yesterday in his last scheduled news conference of his first term. >> i'm confident that there's some steps that we can take that doesn't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. and where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence, then i want to go ahead and take it. >> the president's plan is expected to include a ban on high capacity magazines and stricter background checks for gun buyers. the president is still reviewing recommendations from the gun task force that was led by vice president joe biden. >>> state lawmakers in new york are expected to pass the nation's most restrictive gun law later today. the measure has already passed the state senate and is now before the assembly. it would increase sentences for gun crimes, ban internet sales of assault weapons and make it a misdemeanor for failing to safely store weapons.
removed from the home. >>> meanwhile president obama has unveiled his plan to curb gun violence but now comes the tricky part getting congress to go along with his program. the sweeping half billion- dollar plan calls for a ban on all military-style assault rifles and expanded background checks on customers for every gun purchased. it would also limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of 10 rounds and impose stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. if there's even one life that can be saved, then we have an obligation to try. >> the president signed 23 executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence but his key proposal needs congressional approval. the national rifle association was quick to announce its opposition to any firearms ban. >> anybody who dies from any reason at the hands of a courtroomal or somebody who is insane or in an accident is a tragedy. nobody is saying it isn't. but what i am saying is banning these firearms is not going to accomplish very much. >> gun owne
. police say many of the guns they seized were illegal assault rifles. >>> president obama is promising to do whatever it takes to curb gun violence in america even if it takes an executive order. >> i am confident there are some steps we can take that don't require legislation, and that are within my authority as president and where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence, then i want to go ahead and take it. >> the president is reviewing a list of recommendations from his gun task force. he is expected to outline his plan of action later on this week. >>> there is a renewed push in sacramento to close a loophole in state gun law. senator yee introduced legislation to ban the bullet button on so called weapons. the device allow it is typical bullet to be used to quickly release and replace the magazine on high powered rifles. >>> san francisco police want to know if you have seen that man. they believe he tried to rape a woman in the mission last weekend. he is described as asian or hispanic, 25 years old, a
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